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  • Covid restrictions

    Belfast Zoo is open to the public. 

    We have implemented a range of health and safety precautions to help provide a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone.

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  • Facilities in the Zoo

    From cafés, car parking and changing places facilities to our zoovenir shop, find out more about the facilities at Belfast Zoo. 

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  • Accessibility in the Zoo

    We want all of our visitors to have a ‘zooper’ day out and work hard to make the zoo as accessible as possible by providing accessible facilities for everyone including a Zoomobile, free carers' entry, 17 designated accessible parking bays, accessible toilet facilities, wheelchairs and electric scooters plus more. 

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  • Getting to the Zoo

    We are well connected to the motorway and roads network. You can get here by car, taxi, bus or train!

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  • Daily talks and feeding times

    Our daily talks and feeding times have been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Zoo audio tour

    We are delighted to offer a free audio tour for visitors to learn more about our history and the 120 species who call Belfast Zoo home.

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News and events


13 October 2021

The zoo will be closed from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October 2021 for essential maintenance

Belfast Zoo is usually open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. However, this year we have made the d...

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27 September 2021

Fancy taking a walk on the wild side from the comfort of the classroom?

Fancy taking a walk on the wild side from the comfort of the classroom? Or how about planning a school trip to remember? Bring ...

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23 September 2021

Our winter opening hours

Our Winter opening hours will soon be in place again!

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Conservation and history


History of the zoo

Learn about our history, when we opened, and recent developments.

Our history
The role of a modern zoo

Zoos were first created as private collections, or menageries but their aims and objectives have changed greatly.

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Breeding programmes

Good zoos are more than simply a place to see animals. We play a vital role in the conservation of species at risk.

Our breeding programmes
Supported conservation projects

More species are facing extinction than ever before. We have a responsibility to ensure their survival.

Our supported projects

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